Category Archives: Italian

Penne with broccolini and mushrooms. 5/23/20

If you are like me and trying to cut back on carbs or calories, you are probably trying to eat a smaller portion of pasta. It is sad I know to see that wee amount in your bowl. I make … Continue reading

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Sea bass with chickpea purée and parsley sauce. 5/19/20

This dish turned out looking a little garish what with the bright oranges and greens but it was quite delicious—a lot of work for the person dealing with the vegetables, though. And that was me! The original recipe is from … Continue reading

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Rotini with mushroom/meat sauce. 5/13/20

Just looking at this bowl of pasta makes me happy! Even though I only allowed myself two ounces of pasta and two ounces of meat, the small pieces of mushroom mimicked the meat, and the sauce was plentiful and delicious. … Continue reading

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Vegan/vegetarian rotini and asparagus. 5/8/20

I usually make this pasta dish with penne because it mimics more closely the look of the asparagus. But when I went to the store in search of whole grain penne there was none to be found. In fact about … Continue reading

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Let them eat cake! 5/7/20

Our daughter made a panettone for me for Mother’s Day. She thought the rising time would take longer so we ended up with cake on Thursday. It was delicious! Happy early Mother’s Day to me!

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Orecchiette with broccoli and tuna. 4/29/20

We once took a cooking lesson with the father of the hotel manager where we were staying  in Taormina, Sicily. First we went shopping for the ingredients in the outdoor markets. Everyone seemed to know Aurelio and we were hailed … Continue reading

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Orecchiette with Lacinato kale. 4/23/20

Today we were taking a culinary trip down memory lane. On October 29, 2011, John and I had lunch in Bari, Italy at Giampaolo. This has become a favorite city and favorite restaurant of our family over the years since. … Continue reading

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